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“Highly recommend!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center

Gringo Curt's Seafood & Vistor Center
Center of Drake Bay, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
+506 6198 5899
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Central American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Highly recommend!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful! Loved the food (delicious, inexpensive, ginormous helpings of fresh fish and vegetables); Love the view (amazing birds (blue gray tanager, Passerini's tanager, motmot, ed legged honey creeper, and many more)eating bananas on feeders in close to the deck); Love Curt (a wealth of information on the area); Love the outstanding array or stunning images of flora and fauna of the peninsula on auto advance on a large screen easy viewing from tables; Love the yummy pineapple, papaya and banana smoothies.

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Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Excellent and simple food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went twice for dinner at Curt's restaurant. He is charming, and he gave us so many advices about the region. It was great having him telling us interesting things while we eat his delicious dishes. If you ask for one dish, two persons will eat. Try the banana-pineapple- papaya rhum shake... Amazing!

Visited May 2014
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Food is really good. Catch of day the day, prepared deliciously. Only three things on the menu, they are all good. The spaghetti isn't really a spaghetti, since its prepared the same as the fish with the same seasoning - but still nice.
Friendly owner and a lot of birds close by to watch.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Friendly folks and delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Curt is located pretty much in the center of Drake Bay and has a Trip Advisor sign on his building, so he is hard to miss. We visited him based on all of the great reviews that I had read and we were not disappointed! The place is tiny, but please don't be put off by the few tables, limited menu and nearly invisible kitchen, as the food was absolutely delicious and the conversation may have been better! Curt and his current volunteer, Joe, are very personable and the kind of folks I would hang with if I lived in Drake Bay. They are both from Idaho or Iowa... one of the I states... and are very down to earth. The best part about Curt was that he knows how lucky he is to be living his dream and he LOVES this amazing natural environment as much as any Tico. He is also extremely knowledgeable about Drake Bay and happily shares this knowledge with his visitors. This is also some of the most flavorful food that we have eaten in CR, fresh from the sea and freshly prepared to order. Portions are huge!! Good job Curt! Hope to see you again one day!

Visited May 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a small restaurant at the top of the hill but well worth the walk. The menu depends on what has been caught that day and the fish cooked in banana leaves with spices is marvellous, plenty for two people to share. Bring your own beer and wine and Kurt will keep it in the fridge for you. Excellent place to eat.

Visited March 2014
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